The Fantastics

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Not to be confused with The Fantasticks.
The Fantastics
Tag team
Members Bobby Fulton
Tommy Rogers
Heights 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) – Bobby
5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) – Tommy
Combined
weight
442 lb (200 kg)
Former
member(s)
Jackie Fulton
Debut 1984
Promotions Mid-South Wrestling
UWF
NWA
WCCW
SMW
WWC
AJPW[1]
WCW[1]

The Fantastics are a professional wrestling tag team composed of Bobby Fulton and Tommy Rogers.

History[edit]

While in the Mid-Southern area (Memphis), Terry Taylor was teamed with a budding young wrestler named Bobby Fulton, who at the time was a jobber on TV but showed promise. To capitalize further on the success of The Fabulous Ones, they were named "The Fantastic Ones" and teamed only for a brief time before splitting up.

In 1984, Bobby Fulton moved to the Mid-South area and teamed with Tommy Rogers shortening the name of the team to "The Fantastics". They began a feud with The Midnight Express that would extend into the NWA.

In 1985 "The Fantastics" would continue the Midnight Express feud over the WCCW tag titles.

In 1986, they had a feud with The Sheepherders in the Universal Wrestling Federation.

In 1987, back in World Class Championship Wrestling, they feuded with Mike Davis and Tommy Lane, The Rock 'N Roll RPM's. They won the feud by winning a scaffold match at the Parade of Champions 4 on May 3, 1987.

In 1988, they went to the National Wrestling Alliance's Jim Crockett Promotions to continue their feud with the Midnight Express, going on to win the NWA United States Tag Team Title on two separate occasions throughout the year.

In 1989, they left the NWA, due to problems with booker Kevin Sullivan. Rogers wrestled in Japan while Fulton resurfaced in the American Wrestling Association wrestling with his brother, Jackie Fulton, as the Fantastics. They briefly feuded with AWA Tag Team Champions Mike Enos and Wayne Bloom. In 1990, the brother tandem also had a short run in the NWA and wrestled on the independent circuit.

Rogers and Fulton would reunite a year or so later and both versions of the team (Rogers and Fulton/Fulton and Fulton) would team together throughout the country and in Japan.

When Jim Cornette began his own promotion, Fulton and his brother wrestled as "The Fantastics" in Smoky Mountain Wrestling and occasionally as "The Fantastic Ones" in other promotions.

As of 2005, they can still be found occasionally teaming in the independents.

In their early years, they used the song "Sharp Dressed Man" as an entrance theme. One night they were approached and told that Dusty Hill was inviting them to meet him at a local bar in Texas, which Rogers and Fulton thought was a prank. When Hill actually showed up, they expected to be served with a cease and desist order for using the song. But, Hill was actually a huge fan of them, and loved that they used the song. [2]

In wrestling[edit]

  • Double-team finishing moves
  • Entrance themes
  • "Sharp Dressed Man" by ZZ Top

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

  • PWI ranked them # 63 of the 100 best tag teams during the "PWI Years" in 2003.
  • Wrestling Observer Newsletter awards
  • Other titles
  • Mid-Southern Tag Team Championship (1 time)
  • IWA Tag Team Championship (1 time)
  • SCW Tag Team Champions (1 time)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Fantastics « Tag Teams Database « CAGEMATCH. Cagematch.net. Retrieved on 2013-01-31.
  2. ^ Straight Shootin' with The Fantastics
  3. ^ "Tommy Rogers profile". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2009-11-20. 
  4. ^ "Jim Cornette profile". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2009-11-20.